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Likelihood to Recommend

Freshteam

Freshteam is much less expensive than other ATSs - we've recently switched to Greenhouse which is more than ten times as expensive. It seems like a good starter ATS for small startups and the automation may be useful for teams without dedicated HR support. I suspect that many companies will grow out of it the way we did.
Aviva Rosman | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

As Vista HRMS is fully customizable to suit your needs, a company should determine if they have a current employee who can do the work themselves otherwise they will need to consider the additional cost of asking PDS to do the customizations for them. There are additional modules that we aren't currently making use of, but each company should learn about the functionality of each of them as some may be more beneficial than others. When gathering your questions, ask all potential users of the system what they would want to see in an HRMS. We did so before selecting Vista HRMS and we got pages and pages of questions and comments and made sure that each item was addressed beforehand and was something that we would be able to incorporate into the system.You have the option of taking the system in house or being a hosted client. Make sure you figure out what resources your IT department has available. If you have a dedicated administrator who will do all the upgrades and enhancements great, otherwise you may need PDS to help out and having PDS host may be a better option
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

Freshteam
8.3
PDS Vista
2.5
Job Requisition Management
Freshteam
8.3
PDS Vista
3.1
Company Website Posting
Freshteam
7.9
PDS Vista
3.1
Publish to Social Media
Freshteam
7.8
PDS Vista
Job Search Site Posting
Freshteam
8.7
PDS Vista
Customized Application Form
Freshteam
8.2
PDS Vista
Resume Management
Freshteam
8.9
PDS Vista
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
Freshteam
8.2
PDS Vista
1.9
Candidate Search
Freshteam
8.0
PDS Vista
Applicant Tracking
Freshteam
8.7
PDS Vista
2.3
Collaboration
Freshteam
8.8
PDS Vista
Task Creation and Delegation
Freshteam
8.3
PDS Vista
Email Templates
Freshteam
8.6
PDS Vista
User Permissions
Freshteam
8.1
PDS Vista
Notifications and Alerts
Freshteam
7.9
PDS Vista
2.0
Reporting
Freshteam
8.7
PDS Vista

Human Resource Management

Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.7
Employee demographic data
Freshteam
PDS Vista
9.0
Employment history
Freshteam
PDS Vista
9.0
Job profiles and administration
Freshteam
PDS Vista
9.0
Workflow for transfers, promotions, pay raises, etc.
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.0
Organizational charting
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.0
Organization and location management
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.0
Compliance data (COBRA, OSHA, etc.)
Freshteam
PDS Vista
6.0

Payroll Management

Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.0
Pay calculation
Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.2
Support for external payroll vendors
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.3
Benefit plan administration
Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.2
Direct deposit files
Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.2
Salary revision and increment management
Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.2
Reimbursement management
Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.2

Leave and Attendance Management

Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.2
Approval workflow
Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.2
Balance details
Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.2
Annual carry-forward and encashment
Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.2

Employee Self Service

Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.1
View and generate pay and benefit information
Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.2
Update personal information
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.3
View company policy documentation
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.3
Employee recognition
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.2
View job history
Freshteam
PDS Vista
5.8

Asset Management

Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.3
Tracking of all physical assets
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.3

HR Reporting

Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.0
Report builder
Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.0
Pre-built reports
Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.0
Ability to combine HR data with external data
Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.0

Onboarding

Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.3
New hire portal
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.3

Performance and Goals

Freshteam
PDS Vista
5.8
Corporate goal setting
Freshteam
PDS Vista
5.5
Individual goal setting
Freshteam
PDS Vista
5.5
Performance tracking
Freshteam
PDS Vista
6.4

Performance Management

Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance plans
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.3
Performance improvement plans
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.3
Review status tracking
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.3
Review reminders
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.2
Multiple review frequency
Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.3

Succession Planning

Freshteam
PDS Vista
3.6
Create succession plans/pools
Freshteam
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate ranking
Freshteam
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate search
Freshteam
PDS Vista
3.6
Candidate development
Freshteam
PDS Vista
3.6

Pros

Freshteam

  • Moving interviews through each stage. It helps keep you stay organized and no one falls through the cracks.
  • Communicating with people through the Freshteam email is easy and again it helps guide interviews through the process. It also reminds you to follow up with people when they will not move forward to the next stage.
  • The hiring manager can log in and see the progress and notes at all times. You can also load your different interview questions in so the entire hiring committee can have everything in one place.
Melissa Ritchie | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Vista HRMS is very flexible, it does everything we need for HR, benefits and payroll. It’s user-friendly and intuitive to use, when we roll out new self-service items our employees have no problems and require minimal training or documentation.
  • PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are usually addressed within a few days. We were upgrading our production servers to Windows 2012 over a weekend and a key person in our organization was on leave. When we checked with PDS to see what cost would be involved if we needed their help, they said it was included in our regular maintenance, no extra cost.
  • The PDS User’s Conference is an excellent learning opportunity for training on everything Vista does, including using Crystal Reports for custom reporting. You also get to meet and talk to the executive and development staff and have direct input into the future product development.
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Freshteam

  • Pipeline features need to be improved so that we can map out our recruitment process onto the platform.
  • Can we get options for embedding a carrier's web page into our existing website, to show all of our published jobs?
  • Implementing a simple UI to push our job into third party websites, or an API which helps us find most known job portals.
  • We need some assessment features for various jobs, including mine, so it will also a necessary part of every recruitment application.
ayush dwivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Typical of any system built for the unknown requirements of hundreds or thousands of customers with varying needs, PDS sometimes doesn't fit our processes precisely out of the box. However, this con is far outweighed by the ability to configure and customize the system.
  • The most significant pet peeve of our users is the necessity for so many clicks to navigate between different areas or the system or to review applicants. These items are being addressed based on feedback from the user community in an upcoming release.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Freshteam

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 9.1
Based on 7 answers
I feel so invested in Vista HRMS that I don't really want to try other options. I know we as an organization are not using this product to it's full potential and that is just due to us lacking the resources to be able to invest the time into breaking it apart and making it work to the best ability for us. The system works great as is, but there are a lot of implementations we can put into place to help us out even more. For example, we would love to start using Workflow to create more efficiencies. I personally have a very good relationship with our hosted vendor who supports Vista HRMS and can help me with any issues and concerns, this is a big part of the reason that I would renew with this product and continue to be an advocate for Vista HRMS.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Freshteam

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 8.2
Based on 2 answers
The interface is intuitive, even if it does require some extra clicks to get to where you are going. The screens are consistently designed and formatted. There is a logical flow and organization to the application layout and menuing systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Freshteam

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 8.2
Based on 6 answers
PDS has excellent customer service and support. We get answers to the
majority of our questions and problems quickly, within the day that we
call. More complex issues that may require PDS’ technical support are
usually addressed within a few days
Marcia Fenton | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Freshteam

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The resources and online tools that PDS provide are extremely thorough and helpful in our training and learning.
Amitai Levin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Freshteam

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PDS Vista

PDS Vista 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Ask lots of questions, ensure you fully understand the functionality (particularly history records) and train, train, train the users for correct and complete utilization of the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Freshteam

Zoho recruitment is also a decent product but we liked Freshteam over that just because of a few added advantages that this is giving to us, namely, we are using other products from Freshworks like Freshconnect. Secondly, Zoho does have less customer base compared to Freshworks. Hence we choose Freshworks over Zoho.
Vicky Jindal | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

I've used Peoplesoft HCM in the past. The products have some similarities, but they are marketed to different sized companies, so it's a bit of apples to oranges. Peoplesoft was very complex and challenging to manage and support. Vista HRMS should require fewer technical resources and still provide robust features for HR and Payroll. We selected Vista HRMS because it met the majority of our requirements and was priced to enable us to purchase and implement it within our budget. Also, it's an integrated system (although not truly one system when you count Vista Time) which is an improvement over our current state.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Freshteam

  • Increased number of interns we're able to hire which has really helped move the needle on special projects.
  • Decreased costs - we're using the free version.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PDS Vista

  • Positive impact would definitely be self-service for both employees and managers to view and update selected data.
  • Through some analytics our managers are able to track turnover for their site/department by many criteria (length of service, reason, etc) and can view a number of other analytical reports such as headcount and demographics which help them to make informed decisions about their department.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Freshteam

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Freshteam Editions & Modules

Edition
Free0 (upto 50 employees)1
Growth$59 platform fee + $1 per employee1
Pro$99 platform fee + $2 per employee1
Enterprise$169 platform fee + $4 per employee1
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

PDS Vista

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PDS Vista Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
License pricing is based on the number of full and part-time active employees within bands (e.g. 751-1,000). SaaS pricing is based on PEPM.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Freshteam
8.8
PDS Vista
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Freshteam
PDS Vista
9.1

Usability

Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Freshteam
PDS Vista
9.5

Performance

Freshteam
PDS Vista
10.0

Support Rating

Freshteam
PDS Vista
8.2

Online Training

Freshteam
PDS Vista
10.0

Implementation Rating

Freshteam
PDS Vista
7.3

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